Synopses & Reviews
Here are seven stories--selected and with an introduction by the author--featuring Horace Rumpole, star of the popular PBS television series "Rumpole of the Bailey". The corpulent "great defender of muddled and sinful humanity" is joined by a winning cast in tales that deftly send up the British legal system with their wry humor and sparkling wit.
The lovable, irreverent, claret-swigging, Wordsworth-spouting criminal lawyer returns to the fray to fight new battles against injustice. Stories such as "Rumpole and the Younger Generation" and "Rumpole and the Showfolk" are included. Rumpole is featured in an ITV series.
About the Author
John Mortimer is a playwright, novelist, and former practicing barrister who has written many film scripts as well as stage, radio, and television plays, the Rumpole plays, for which he received the British Academy Writer of the Year Award, and the adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. He is the author of twelve collections of Rumpole stories and three acclaimed volumes of autobiography.
Table of Contents
Rumpole and the younger generation -- Rumpole and the showfolk -- Rumpole and the tap end -- Rumpole and the bubble reputation -- Rumpole a la carte -- Rumpole and the children of the devil -- Rumpole on trial.